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Bestow Elan, Brixton

Bestow Elan, Brixton
Bestow Elan is the label started by Erzumah Ackerson, a homegrown designer whose creations have spread like African wildfire across the international fashion scene. Grown from her south London base in the heart of ...
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Mimi Plange SS15

Mimi Plange SS15
Mimi Plange is an African-American designer to look out for. Combining African inspiration with modern cuts and pastel colours, Mimi’s designs herald the spring and bring out the romantic in us. Mima was born in ...
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Loza Maleombho

Loza Maleombho
Côte-d’Ivoirian designer Loza Maléombho has taken African design into almost alien territory with her AW2015 collection, launched in March. Loza can be relied upon to bring an edgy creativity to fashion, her designs ...
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Buki Akib Menswear Is Modern Art

Buki Akib Menswear Is Modern Art
Buki Akib designs knitwear and accessories for men. She tells stories with her garments, spins lores, passes on history through her textiles. Buki Akib makes nothing short of wearable modern art. Born in Lagos, ...
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East African Designers: Uganda

East African Designers: Uganda
On the African continent, west and south African capitals Lagos and Johannesburg are usually the frontrunners of fashion design, with designers building international names for themselves. However, as we have seen on ...
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